I’ll admit it. It’s true. I’m a serial texter when I drive. My wife keeps it in check when she’s riding shotgun with me, but when I’m driving solo… that’s a different story. My kids have recently been convicting me about this bad habit and recently found this awesome new campaign to help texting schmoes like me. It’s called Red Thumb Reminder and here’s their website: http://www.redthumbreminder.com/.
The idea is simple. You paint your right thumbnail to act as a visual reminder to not text while you drive.
So earlier this week, they painted my thumbnail – sparkly red. It lasted for about 10 hours because apparently I scratch my nails when I’m not paying attention. Now, I’ve resorted to a sharpie and a black thumb nail. Looks like I have frostbite.
I will say that it seems to be working pretty well. It’s also worked to slow me down in my day. The car is my new zen space to contemplate and pray as I go between places in my day. So I recommend taking on this challenge to the rest of you text-a-holics out there!
Here’s an immigrant congregation in Durham, NC that is giving back to the community and making a real difference. It’s a beautiful story about what it means to be the church together. Do you know any immigrant churches in your neighborhood? How are they fostering community?
This video was produced by Uniting NC, a great organization working to make North Carolina a place in which all people, including immigrants, have the opportunity to thrive and to engage in their communities.
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